Valentine’s Day History and Traditions

Happy Valentine’s Day from Legacy Toys! We LOVE celebrating love! 

Why do we celebrate this day of love?

Valentine's Day is a holiday that is celebrated on February 14th each year. It is a day that is associated with love, romance, and affection. The holiday has its roots in ancient Roman times, and it is named after Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who was killed for secretly performing marriages for soldiers who were forbidden to marry.

Did you know... The send off “Love, Your Valentine” comes from a letter Saint Valentine wrote to his beloved!

How do countries around the world celebrate?

There are several different traditions associated with Valentine's Day, and these traditions vary depending on the country and culture. Some common Valentine's Day traditions include exchanging cards, gifts, and flowers, and expressing love and affection through actions and words. Many people also celebrate the holiday by going out to dinner or attending special events with their loved ones.

In some countries, Valentine's Day is seen as a more commercial holiday, with many people buying gifts and cards for their loved ones. In other countries, the holiday is more low-key, with couples simply spending time together and expressing their love and affection in more subtle ways.

Overall, Valentine's Day is a holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world, with varying traditions. 

In Germany, they exchange pig-themed gifts and ginger cookies! 

In Ghana, they celebrate National Chocolate Day. Now that’s a treat worth celebrating all month long!

In the Philippines, mass weddings are celebrated, often sponsored by local governments! 

In America, candy and bears are given to loved ones to show they are admired!



Did you know… It’s estimated that Americans have been exchanging hand-made cards since the early 1700s! 

From all of us at Legacy Toys, thank you for celebrating this month of LOVE with us!